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Activities

May 31, 2012
 

NIH-National Natural Science Foundation of China Joint Working Group Meeting for the US-China Program on Biomedical Research Cooperation 

Representatives from the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Office of AIDS Research, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) participated in the second Joint Working Group (JWG) Meeting for the U.S.-China Program on Biomedical Research Cooperation. The JWG discussed projects for support for the second year of the NIH-NSFC jointly funded program (see calls for proposals in English and Chinese), which funds research collaborations between U.S. and Chinese scientists. During fiscal year 2012, the JWG decided to fund 42 grant supplements and intramural research projects to support U.S. investigators collaborating with Chinese colleagues. 


May 9-11, 2012


NCI and Cancer Institute & Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Host Scientific Workshop

Scientists, clinicians, and government officials from the United States and China met in Beijing for a workshop sponsored by NCI's Center for Global Health and the Cancer Institute and Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS). Speakers and participants discussed research on cancer prevention, screening, and biomarkers. Other topics included cancer biomarker research for early diagnosis and prevention, NCI-supported studies of esophageal cancer in China, and U.S.-China collaborations by tumor site. They also reviewed the status of research in both countries and explored a broad range of opportunities for future collaboration. NCI and Chinese government officials highlighted funding opportunities and grant procedures for cancer researchers.


 May 8, 2012
CRIM China

NCI and China Cancer Institute Host Workshop on Medical Journalism

The National Cancer Institute's Center for Global Health and the Cancer Institute and Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) hosted a workshop in early May on medical journalism and cancer research for Chinese editors and reporters to learn how to better evaluate, interpret, and summarize cancer research topics for a lay audience. The workshop Cancer Research in the Media helped journalists learn how to determine which studies are newsworthy and how to present scientific results accurately to the public. For more information on the Beijing workshop, please see the note in NCI's May 2012 Bulletin


March 14, 2012

Drs. Jie He and Harold Varmus during a recent signing ceremony on March 14

NCI and Cancer Institute & Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Sign Statement of Intent

Dr. Jie He, president of the Cancer Institute/Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS), and NCI Director Dr. Harold E. Varmus signed a statement of intent to share an interest in fostering collaborative biomedical research in oncology and a common goal in educating and training the next generation of cancer research scientists and clinicians. The signing took place March 14, during NCI Center for Global Health's meeting on Setting Priorities for Global Cancer Research. For more information, see the note in the NCI Cancer Bulletin.


September, 2011

Chinese, American Researchers Expand Collaborations

Collaboration between Chinese and American researchers continues to make outstanding progress in the cancer space. Chinese biomedical researchers are coming to America in higher numbers; however, they are eager to return to their native land and work in cooperation with American scientists. To show dedication to the field, many prominent researchers are supervising research laboratories in both countries. According to the National Science Foundation, China is second behind the United States in published, peer-reviewed articles in the biomedical sciences. The Chinese researchers hope to develop a stronger foundation in cancer research to better serve patients in China. For more information on this international collaboration, read this article published in the September issue of Cancer Discovery.


August 18-19, 2011

Group photo from the NIH-National Natural Science Foundation of China Joint Working Group Meeting for the US-China Program on Biomedical Research Cooperation Participants meeting for the NIH-National Natural Science Foundation of China Joint Working Group Meeting for the US-China Program on Biomedical Research Cooperation

NIH-National Natural Science Foundation of China Joint Working Group Meeting for the US-China Program on Biomedical Research Cooperation

Representatives from the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Office of AIDS Research, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) participated in the first Joint Working Group (JWG) Meeting for the U.S.-China Program on Biomedical Research Cooperation. The JWG discussed projects for support for the first year of the NIH-NSFC jointly funded program (see calls for proposals in English and Chinese), which funds research collaborations between U.S. and Chinese scientists. During fiscal year 2011, the JWG decided to fund 34 grant supplements and intramural research projects to support U.S. investigators collaborating with Chinese colleagues. The NSFC provided complementary funding to support the Chinese investigators. NIH and NSFC representatives also participated in a roundtable on grants management and peer review.


August 17-19, 2011

Meeting at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. From left to right: Yuhong JIANG, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) Department of International Cooperation , Jikuan SUN, CAMS Department of International Cooperation, Xuetao Cao, VP CAMS, Depei LIU, President, CAMS, Ted Trimble, Julie Schneider, Tina Chung, Fogarty International Center, Ann Chao
Meeting at the Cancer Institute/Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. From left to right: Ping Hu, DCP, NCI, Jie MA, International Cooperation Division, Cancer Institute/Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS), Youlin QIAO, Professor of Epidemiology, CICAMS, Ted Trimble, Qimin ZHAN, Vice President, CAMS, Julie Schneider, Ann Chao Dr. Ted Trimble visits a laboratory at Beijing Cancer Hospital, Peking University

NCI Officials Visit Beijing

While in Beijing, China, NCI officials also visited with Chinese colleagues from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), the Cancer Institute/Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CICAMS) and toured the Beijing Cancer Hospital of Peking University.


June 7, 2011

Cancer Nanotechnology Research in the United States and China: Cooperation to Promote Innovation

The United States and China are international leaders in nanotechnology research, and have both launched national programs to support nanotechnology efforts in the recent past. The accelerating trend of co-authorship among US and Chinese nanotechnology researchers demonstrates that individual scientists already recognize the potential for cooperation, providing a strong platform for creating additional partnerships in pre-competitive research areas. Read the opinion piece that was recently published in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology.


October 14, 2010

Dr. Collins with members from the NIH and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), including Daimei Feng, Tina Chung, Liu Dengfeng, Kong Lingzhi, Zeng Yixin, Cao Xuetao, Sun Jikuan, Ray Chen, Julie Schneider, Roger Glass, Chen Zhu, Liu Depei, Li Liming, and Li Juan

NIH Director Francis Collins visited China to participate in the U.S.-China Hypertension and Stroke Research and Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Meetings

Meeting with the Chinese Minister of Health
Members from the NIH and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) met to discuss opportunities for expanding biomedical research partnerships between the U.S. and China. Participants included Dr. Julie Schneider, Program Director, NCI; Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director; Dr. Roger Glass, Fogarty International Center Director; Chen Zhu, Chinese Minister of Health; Depei Liu, the President of CAMS; as well as other NIH staff and members of the CAMS leadership team.


October 14, 2010

Dr. Francis Collins and Yiyu Chen sign the Memorandum of Understanding. Also pictured are Jin Lan, Daimei Feng, Ray Chen, Gu Ruisheng, Zheng Yonghe, Xu Yanying, Chen Huai, Julie Schneider, Tina Chung, Roger Glass, Han Jianguo, Bai Ge, Feng Feng, and Liu Xiuping (Image courtesy of NSFC)

Memorandum of Understanding Signing with the National Natural Science Foundation of China

Dr. Francis Collins and Yiyu Chen, President of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSF China), a leading Chinese funder of scientific research, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen and develop cooperation in basic biomedical research. NIH and NSF China plan to work together to develop new models to support joint research projects between U.S. and Chinese scientists initially in the areas of cancer, allergy, immunology, and infectious disease.


October 14, 2010

Dr. Francis Collins delivering presentation (image courtesy of Dr. DU Weiwei)

Lecture and NIH Alumni Event at Peking University Health Sciences Center

Dr. Francis Collins delivered a lecture to more than 200 faculty and students from Peking University Health Sciences Center. Following the lecture, Dr. Collins met with several Chinese scientists who completed research training at NIH.


September 16-18, 2010

Second Joint U.S.-China Symposium on Nanobiology and Nanomedicine

The NIH co-organized a symposium with the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of CAS in Washington, DC. This meeting reviewed the progress of partnerships developed since the first symposium. It also identified additional areas for cooperation such as developing new opportunities for bi-directional training and exchange of U.S. and Chinese scientists in the areas of nanobiology and nanomedicine.


June 22, 2010

Joint caBIG® Workshop

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) and NCI
NCI and CAMS held an educational workshop showcasing efforts to share biomedical data among institutions in the United States and China featuring NCI's cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG). The NCI Center for Bioinformatics and NCI staff based in China led the workshop planning for NCI. The workshop took place in Beijing and was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS). For more information, please see the last note at the bottom of the NCI Cancer Bulletin.


May 25, 2010

Secretary Sebelius and Nils Daulaire, Director of the Office of Global Health Research with HHS staff based in Beijing, including Dr. Julie Schneider (4th from left). (Image courtesy of Department of Health and Human Services & Gregory Boyd Photography) Secretary Sebelius receives an honorary degree from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences - Peking Union Medical College. On her right is Depei Liu, President of CAMS, on her left is Qimin Zhan, VP of CAMS. Dr. Zhan spent 7 years in the NCI intramural program. (Image courtesy of Department of Health and Human Services & Gregory Boyd Photography)
Secretary Sebelius speaking with President Depei Liu (immediately to her left) and Professor Youlin Qiao (to Prof Liu's left). Professor Qiao, who is Director of the Cancer Epidemiology Department, CAMS Cancer Institute and Hospital, completed postdoctoral training at NCI. (Image courtesy of Department of Health and Human Services & Gregory Boyd Photography) Secretary Sebelius and Qimin Zhan, VP of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. (Image courtesy of Department of Health and Human Services & Gregory Boyd Photography)

Secretary Sebelius Visited China to Participate in the 2nd U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Secretary Sebelius participated in the 2nd U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, China where she contributed to discussions on a variety of global health and development issues. The Dialogue was an important success in furthering a comprehensive relationship between the two countries. During her visit, she also met with officials from Peking Union Medical College and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) as well as NCI staff based in China.


January 5-8, 2010

Joint Workshop on Environmental Pollution and Cancer in China and the United States

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
CAS and NIH convened a joint workshop in Guangzhou, China. Participants identified top emerging areas for research cooperation between China and the United States in cancer and environmental health with a focus on the impact of environmental pollution on cancer in children and adults.


November 9-10, 2009

Personalized Cancer Medicine: Building on 30 Years of China-U.S. Cooperation, Executive Summary

Enabling a Future of Personalized Medicine:

Leveraging 30 Years of U.S.-China Scientific Progress
NCI and CAMS commemorated the 30-year anniversary of the agreement to collaborate by co-hosting a two-day symposium on personalized medicine in Beijing, China. This meeting summarized the state-of-the-science for several technologies that are driving the development of personalized cancer medicine, such as genomics, proteomics, and nanotechnology. Attendees aim to develop a framework for exploring new scientific directions that will be needed to move toward personalized cancer medicine in China, the United States, and around the world. For more information, see the NCI Cancer Bulletin.


October 21-23, 2008

First Joint U.S.-China Symposium on Nanobiology and Nanomedicine- Cancer Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine

The NIH co-organized this symposium with the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of CAS in Beijing, China. The purpose of the symposium was to share experiences and exchange information about developing nanotechnologies for cancer applications. The meeting report was published in the July 2009 issue of Cancer Research [Wang, et al.].